So, after a fabulous arrival day at the W Scottsdale, it was priority numero uno to hit the pool first thing Saturday morning.
And what a pool we had:
We heard the W pool can be a little busy on Saturdays, so we had a daybed reserved. This turned out to be the best idea ever. We could all sit comfortably from our perch and watch the scene around us. I have to say, simply for pure people-watching enjoyment, this pool was perfect.
My awesome husband sent the champagne and orange juice (for Mother’s Day) and we all got to enjoy! What could be better for a girls’ weekend than mimosas by the pool?!
This was before all the people showed up! Every one of the cabanas behind us was filled.
We had a great day at the pool, chatting and getting caught up on the last 10 years. Wow, it flew!
After cleaning up that evening we did a quick happy hour in the Living Room at the W:
It was a great, quiet place to relax before heading out to dinner.
The setting for dinner that night was The Old Town Tortilla Factory. This place rocked. It had tons of outdoor seating in the a scenic patio. Even more importantly, it had perfect margaritas – no mix, with fresh lime juice – in generous portions! The menu had great options and one of our gals is gluten-free and they even had a special menu just for her.
We made it an early night after dinner as some of the group was sadly, flying home early the next morning. And because it was Mother’s Day that next morning, I decided it was the perfect time to hit the spa:
And yes, it was just as peaceful as it appears in the photo. Especially on a Sunday morning! The atmosphere (music, lighting and all) was perfect and I got an unbelievable facial. I had never been to a Bliss Spa before and have to say that I will definitely try to visit more as soon as possible!
As for the W Scottsdale, they certainly took their Whatever/Whenever policy seriously: they arranged for umbrellas at the pool, fans for the rooms and anything else we could think of (one of our gals said she had friends request a bucket of snow and they actually got it)!
And then, it was time to return to the airport and get back to reality after a great weekend. But I was pretty excited to see my family!